Canadian Pacific Railway train at the Orangeville station
This mural by Allen C. Hilgendorf is painted on four pieces of wood and hangs high up on the westerly side of a store (possibly a restaurant) on the main street in Orangeville.
The Barley Vine Rail co. - a restaurant, formerly the repurposed Orangeville Rail Station
Built in the late 1850s, this station sports a "witches hat" common in the Victorian era. It's one street south of the main street in Orangeville and has a good-sized parking lot. I didn't see any rail tracks, though, so I'm thinking it may have been moved to this location. The chimneys are gone , the foundation is now concrete, and the building has a slightly different shape from the one in the mural.
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Nice one Camera Girl. I am always fascinated with old train stations.
Uma bela estação ferroviária.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Wonderful mural and then how much fun to see the original building.
Beautiful mural and the building is still standing. The witch hat does stands out!
love the railway station/restaurant - witch's hat - good description!
Ah, "witch's hat"! I'm glad to know that term.
You know I am a fan of murals. Even though the building has had some changes, it is still very recognizable as the train station. I like your "then" and "now" character of this post.
So interesting to compare. I'm happy they moved and conserved the building instead of destroying it. Love the mural EG.
Wonderful mural, and nice to know its history.
Have a great week!
looking at the first pic i thought that station doesn't go with the train, it looks modern. then i read the witches hat is common. i have never seen one any where or even in a movie or on TV... i like the idea of painted on wood
Absolutely love that mural. And it's so nice to see that the old station has been repurposed even if in a different location.
That is a great building. And the mural is so interesting.
The same "witch's hat" design as the Uxbridge station.
Oh, yes! I love the "witch's hat", too!! Great design/mural for a train station and terrific captures for the day as always!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!
Love that building, EG! And the mural.
A beautiful mural, and that former station really stands out well.
Lovely mural and how is has been converted.
Witch's hat, a new term for me. Gorgeous building.
Unusual train station, very nice!
gorgeous building love the style ( ;
A very serious looking mural. I like it.
Love the beautiful mural, the witches hat roof, and the wbole building!
Those older rail stations are so beautiful.
What a grand mural. And isn't that old station building just the best. Love them both.
It is a handsome distinctive building and I'm glad that it is repurposed.
Catching up with your various posts, but there's something special about trains and their stations.
I love the witches hat! A gorgeous building!
Gosh that is a fabulous building isn't it! xx
One impressive building.
Reminds me of a "witch's hat" on a house near me.
Oh I love the rounded facade. So beautiful.
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I wish we had lovely train stations like this (though I prefer them to stay railway stations rather than conversions to restaurants!)
I agree with above commet. Would be lovely to capture such images as these. Love the station facade.
What a find. I love the way you showed us the mural and then the actual building.
Very interesting to see the painted mural and the restaurant as it is now. Great photos.
Wonderful mural and great shot of the building as it is now ~
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Superb mural and a really beautiful, unique building - great find!
Have a Great Week!!
That mural looks great.
So does the building that used to be the railway station.
I would love to own a railway station, and I must say this is one of the best I have seen. I can just see having one as my quilting studio.
I love that style.
"Witches hat" is a perfect descriptor. The mural is wonderful. Maybe the tracks were taken out? Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.
What an interesting and lovely building.
It's a lovely design, and that name is used over here as well, we even have a water tower with a roof like that and they call it the Witch's Tower!
What a fun design for a building - love it!
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